"Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord... Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh." James 5:4,8

After the Civil War, industrialization proceeded at a rapid pace; as the number of industrial workers grew, they began to conduct strikes with increasing frequency... Among the most bitterly contested strikes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were those conducted by steel workers in 1892; by bituminous-coal miners in 1894 and 1897 and anthracite-coal miners in 1900 and 1902; and by employees of the Pullman Car Company in 1894. Many of these strikes were marked by major outbreaks of violence; in the Pullman strike, for example, President Grover Cleveland sent U.S. Army troops to the scene to quell the rioting. -"Strike," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation.
The use by the employer of armed guards or of police, either to harass pickets or to protect strikebreakers, often resulted in violence. The 1960s and 70s witnessed a growing number of strikes by public employees, notably teachers, municipal workers, policemen, and firemen. The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia is licensed from Columbia University Press. Copyright © 1989, 1991 by Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." Matthew 24:6,7

From July of 1914 to Dec of 1917 there were 18 declarations of WAR between nations! If I were to ask ten people of different age groups and ethnic backgrounds alive today to tell me how many wars they remember in their lifetime, I would be one busy little camper listening to all the wars that have occurred in the last few decades alone. And we aren't even in the midst of a world war! Yet everywhere you look you read about one nation rising against another nation so prophetically accurate as Jesus said they would.
Lets just look at the 20th century alone. In the early 1900's we experienced World War I AND World War II. These are the two greatest wars in the history of the human race! Since then we've had quite a number of wars across the globe. I would like to point out for the record, just what is entailed when someone makes the statement "World War I" Did you know just how many actual wars took place to generate such a statement?
Defense expenditure 1990 estimates
USA = $312.9 Billion
World = $1.1 Trillion
CIA Hypertext World Fact Book DOS Version 1993

"...distress of nations, with perplexity;... Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth." Luke 21:25,26
"And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." Revelation 11:18

"...And the nations were angry" Did you notice they are angry just before the wrath of God plays out upon the wicked. The Bible also says that those who would want to destroy the earth will be destroyed by God's wrath instead. Think about it, how will God be able to destroy those that destroy the earth if they were already destroyed with the earth when they bombed it? The fact is... The Almighty will intervene, it will only be a limited nuclear exchange.

The Word of God is TRUTH. Trust it!
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:2,3
When the nations of the world have the ability to destroy each other entirely, the Bible says they will be working on a worldwide plan of peace. Sounds like the birth pangs of today's present day New World Order - now doesn't it?
The Word of God is sure and trustworthy. Mankind will actually be working on a worldwide plan for peace, and then Jesus will return to take His Bride, the TRUE remnant church.

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